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The British Blonde Society will be holding the following sales throughout 2016.

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The British Blonde Society will have a presence at some of the agricultureal shows, please check our calendar of events for further information.

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Harrison & Heatherington, Carlisle Saturday 14th May 2016 

100% clearance at Carlisle for Blonde bulls




Blonde bulls were highly sought after in Carlisle with the top price of 4500gns going to Silverwood Luis bred by Norman McNight from Co.Down, Northern Ireland. This junior bull weighing 640kg born May ’15 sired by Ardmore Gargoyle was bought by the show judge Chris Shenton from the Bridge herd in Cheshire.
Selling at 4400gns was Hallfield Jagger from P Weightman & Son, sired by Blackwater Ainsley and grandson of Druk Lance having taken the ribbons for Reserve Junior Male in the presale show. Jagger weighed in at 828kg and sold to Mr Wilson from Barnard Castle.
Hallfield Jude born November ’14, Junior and reserve overall male champion in the show saw the hammer drop at 4000gns to JJ Horne from North Yorkshire. As with his stablemate he was sired by Blackwater Ainsley and weighed in at 763kg.
Hallfiel Jose again from the same stable as the two previous bulls was the bull that caught the eye of the judge on the day collecting the ribbons for breed champion sired by the Hallfield Stock bull Blackwater Ainsley.  Jose weighed in at 1006kg and will make his way to H Griffiths’ holding in Gwenedd.

Silverwood Leo once again from Norman McKnight from Co Down , Northern Ireland sired by the French bull Aneto out of Silverwood Eve who won the Junior championship at the Royal Balmoral show in 2010 was the bull that caught the eye of Mike Harrison from Shap, Cumbria. Selling at 3400gns,  for this March ’15 bull.
Not far behind was Silverwood Len once again from Norman McKnight, sired by Ardmore Gargoyle and grandson to Blackwater Ainsley reached 2300gns and saw his way to breeder John Gibb from Northumberland.
Local breeder Alistair Mitchell from Penrith sold two bulls, the first being Hutton Jet sired by Hadley Esquire born December ’14 who saw the hammer drop at 2500gns to BJ Stonehouse from Scarborough and the second was Hutton Joe sired by Ark Geigo saw the tipping of  the scales at 782kgs, born December ‘14 sold at 2000gns to JA Bilsborrow for 2000gns.
Copperbeech Jammy Dodger born February ’14 from Roger and Natasha Moore from Kings Lynn was sired by Fronfedw First Class and grandson to the Royal Welsh show champion Fronfedw Virgil. He saw the hammer drop at 2000gns to Mr Roberts from Fife.
Top priced female from MAG Sporran, female champion and reserve overall was Eilean Jackie sired by Ballygowan Noble, out of Druk Lance daughter Eilean Bheag sold to BT Atkinson from Ulverston for 1950gns.
Bostock Illusion born February ‘13 sired by Aaron Edoras out of Royal Welsh Champion Bostock Destinee with her Sauveur calf at foot from Charlotte Boden, Cheshire was sold to P Marsden from High Peak, Derbyshire for 1900gns.
Female champion Eilean Jackie, an August born heifer from MAG McSporran sired by Ballygowan Noble and granddaughter to Druk Lance reached 1950gns and heads to BT Atkinson in Ulverston.Eilean Jazzy another August born heifer this time sired by Bridge Elmo out Eilean Ezra was snapped up for 1550gns going to Mr Roberts from Dunfermline, Fife.

Top price 3500gns  -  Average 3178gns

Top price 1950gn  -   Average 1630gns100% Blonde bulls sold in Carlisle.
Top price went to Norman McKnights bull Silverwood Luis 4500gns.

Supreme champion 3500gns from P Weightman & Son


Top Price Silverwood Luis from N McKnight 

Reserve overall male selling at 4000gns from P Weightman & Son

Champion female Eilean Jackie from MAG McSporran and reserve Broomley Lesley from John Gibb with Robert Wharton from sponsors Dodd and Co. And judge Chris Shenton from the Bridge herd.

Carlisle sale photographs are on line through MacGregor photography if you would like to see them and purchase. 

Balmoral Show 2016

Senior cow - Drumraymond Hidi Ho
Junior cow - no entry
Senior heifer - Budore Jessie
Intermediate heifer - Ivaniskey Juliet
Junior heifer - Budore Lollipop

Senior bull - no entry
Junior bull - Drumraymond Limited

Best Pair - Drumraymond

Reserve champion - Budore Liza
Champion - Best exhibitor bred - Budore Lollipop

Budore Blondes, Champion and reserve champion with Judge Dye Clark

Oddball Engineering launching the Champion of Champions cup.
To be presented to the NI club member with the most breed championships won throughout the year

With Conor Lyons, Conor Savage and Dave Gibson

Full report and photos to follow 

Please click here to see the Northern Ireland Blonde Facebook page for more photos

Click here to see the Presentation photos on British Blonde Facebook

Thank you to all of you who supported the Blonde Draw 2015

The Winners were as follows:-
£500 Jean Dalkin
£100 Robert Taylor
Hamper Kivells Auctioneers
£25 Voucher Alan Keith
£25 Voucher K Harvey
Congratulations and thank you again
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About Blonde

The Blonde d'Aquitaine breed has been established in the UK for over 40 years and continues to gain much respect from commercial farmers be they suckler producers or dairy men.

The breeds principal attributes are ease of calving and excellent growth rates, terminating in a carcase with a very high killing out percentage and an exceptionally high ratio of lean meat to bone.

The breed is widely distributed throughout the UK and Northern Ireland and thrives well in both the harsher climes of the north and the sunnier south.

The society was founded in 1971 to improve and promote the British Breed.

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